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  1. #1
    she_sails
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    Apple DVD Player can't find external DVD drive
    hello
    i have recently purchased a LACIE External DVD Drive for my G4 Power Mac, however, when I put a DVD in to play it the DVD Player program gives me an error saying:
    There was an initialisation error
    A valid DVD drive could not be found (-70012)
    Does anyone know how I can intialise my drive so that I can watch DVDs?
    I have installed the Toast software that came with the drive, but that is only for burning dvds.
    Any help would be appreciated

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    You might need to use Patchburn to force OS X to recognise the drive.
    Download it at www.patchburn.de and follow the instructions.

    This will also enable burn in iTunes, the Finder, iPhoto & iDVD.

  3. #3
    she_sails
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    thanks
    Thanks for that.
    It isn't giving the DVD drive as an option?
    Is there somewhere I can add it to the hardware list?
    ugh.. is it supposed to be this difficult?

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    Cool
    It is an external firewire DVD burner, right?
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

  5. #5
    she_sails
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    yes shouldn't i be able to view dvds on it though?

  6. #6
    she_sails
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    Connected CD/DVD writers:
    IDE-DVD Model: DVDRW8651 Profile: yes
    LITE-ON Model: LTR-12102C Profile: yes
    Ok.. so what happens now?
    Still getting the same error..
    Your help is greatly appreciated :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by she_sails
    Connected CD/DVD writers:
    IDE-DVD Model: DVDRW8651 Profile: yes
    LITE-ON Model: LTR-12102C Profile: yes
    Ok.. so what happens now?
    Still getting the same error..
    Your help is greatly appreciated :p
    Get the latest DiscRecorder Profile from LaCie.

    My LightScribe drive requires a firmware updated not yet released to the public, I can't burn DVD's or CD's (I get an error) but I can make LightScribe discs, at any rate I know they had a firmware update for my specific drive but I had plenty of time messing around with DiscRecorder Profiles.

    Good luck!

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